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A car-free Independence Square, now called "The Square," depicted in 1966 Central Area Plan.
"Creation of visual and functional connection between the Central Business District and the governmental center." (1966 plan)
Envisioned "new" convention center, now demolished, in foreground (looking toward The Square from East Trade Street).
View toward Independence Square from City Hall.
"Looking north along Convention Avenue [never built] with railroad tracks removed." (1966 plan)
One-way street plan from 1960 Transportation Plan was mostly implemented; today two-way streets are favored.
Sketches above are from the 1966 Greater Charlotte Central Area Plan by A.G. Odell Jr. and Associates. Map is from the 1960 Wilbur Smith Master Highway Transportation Plan.